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Jazz Festival and Events in Wausau

Jazz Events in Downtown WausauIf you love jazz music, then you simply must visit us in Wausau this July. The River Valley Jazz Society, Wisconsin’s premiere organization actively promotes and fosters jazz music in the Wausau/North Central Wisconsin region by hosting a variety of festivals, concerts, jam sessions, and more. Throughout the summer, they are hosting the popular Jazz on the River Concert Series in downtown Wausau, in addition to the Sid Kyler Jazz Festival in July. Both venues are within easy walking distance of the Stewart Inn, making us the top choice for lodging this summer in Wausau. Book your room at the luxury Stewart Inn Boutique Hotel for a memorable summer of music!

Jazz on the River Concert Series

Starting on July 8, 2018, the Jazz on the River concert series kicks off in downtown Wausau.  These Sunday evening concerts will run until August 26th, and will take place on the stage at Kickbush Plaza from 5pm – 7pm. This year’s eight incredible artists are Denise SauterErin KrebsJohn Greiner Quartet, Omnos Quintet, Tom Washatka Quorom, Jeff Erickson Quartet, Christine Salerno & ZIJI, and Tim Buchholz.

Sid Kyler River Valley Jazz Festival

Jazz Events in Downtown WausauOn July 20, 21, and 22 2018, Bull Falls Brewery will once again host the Sid Kyler River Valley Jazz Festival.The Festival is named after local legend Sid Kyler. This event draws hundreds of jazz enthusiasts from around the area, and works to support regional scholarships to local music students. In addition to the traditional venue at the Bull Falls Brewery, this year’s Festival is also bringing music to downtown Wausau restaurants throughout its 3 festival days.

The full event lineup has yet to be released, but as in year’s previous, over 15 sensational acts are expected to perform throughout the weekend. Friday night at the Bull Falls Brewery will feature John Greiner’s “SwingShift” Big Band, which features the music made famous during the immortal Big Band area of the 1930’s and 1940’s. Saturday’s headliner for the 2018 festival will be Janet Planet, on the main stage at Bull Falls Biergarten.

When the evening’s entertainment is over, head back to the luxurious accommodations at Stewart Inn Boutique Hotel, where our luxury amenities and attention to detail will make you feel pampered from the moment you step through our door.  Book your room at the Stewart Inn this July, and join us for some incredible music in Wausau.